Carvin Jones, “The King of the Strings” was voted one of the 50 greatest blues guitarists of all-time by Guitarist Magazine.
“Carvin Jones is a young cat out of Phoenix who I think is the next up-and-coming blues player” – Eric Clapton
“Carvin Jones is one of the brightest young stars on the blues scene today” – Albert Collins
“The New King of Strings is Carvin Jones” – Buddy Miles
“‘….one of the best blues guitarists in the world…” – London Surrey News
Carvin Jones is an explosive blues guitarist and vocalist who has played in 37 countires on 3 continents and has been well received by critics and fans alike. Carvin currently averages around 330 live performances a year.
In the Summer of 2018 Carvin Jones completed his first ever American Hard Rock Cafe Tour – performing exclusive dates at Hard Rock Cafes in Boston, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Denver, Seattle, Indianapolis, Tampa, Phoenix, and Anchorage. Carvin is currently in negotiations for many more locations in the USA, Canada, and Europe!
2017/ 2018 continue to be very busy years for Carvin. He toured the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Spain, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Portugal, and Italy.
Carvin’s newest LP, “What a Good Day” was released on December 27, 2017. This album is a limited release of 11 tracks that he performed on select tour dates in Phoenix, AZ, Chicago, IL, Belgrade, Serbia, Paris, France, Moscow, Russia, Iceland, Helsinki, Finland, Montreal, Canada, Reykjavik, Iceland and Rome, Italy.
Select tracks will also be featured on the upcoming television drama series ‘Scrutiny’, which features Carvin’s debut acting role!
From 2013-2016 Carvin perfromed at several major blues and music festivals including Cerdanyola Blues Festival (Barcelona, Spain), Grollo Intl Blues Fest (Grollo, Netherlands), Otwock Blues festival (Warsaw, Poland), International Jazz Festival (Kraljevo, Serbia), Con Alma de Blues Festival (Buenos Aires Argentina), Sisak Blues Festival (Sisak, Croatia) and In Wires Festival (Uzice, Serbia). In September 2016 he appeared on the late night show Radio 3 on RTVE National Television in Spain which drew 20 million viewers. On June 23, 2016 he performed his biggest show to date in Valladolid, Spain. 60,000 were in attendance for Carvin’s 50th Birthday show.
Carvin has an over 25 year history of success worldwide. He has released 12 LP’s – Hot As Hell, Live in London, Live at Joe’s Grotto, Unleashed, Live in Hamburg, Live in Rome, Live in Spain Vol 1 & 2, I’m What You Need (2006), The Carvinator (2008), Victory is Mine (2014), and What A Good Day (2017). He has performed countless festivals, made numerous televison appearances and has received praise and recognition from some of the top artists in the blues world. He has pleased music fans worldwide with his high energy show and electrifying guitar style. He has shared the stage and toured with legends including BB King, Santana, Jeff Beck, Albert King, Albert Collins, The Animals, REO Speedwagon, Jimmy Vaughan, Double Trouble and many more. Carvin himself has performed with Joe Cocker and the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Carvin even played in Iraq and Kuwait in 2011.
Carvin Jones was born in Lufkin, Texas. His remarkable energy, showmanship and guitar ability have made him a favorite of music fans and fellow musicians alike all over the world. At a very young age, he was seduced by the blues by listening to BB King records his grandfather constantly played in the house and started playing guitar himself by age 11. He escaped a rough neighborhood by dedicating his time to his guitar and by age 19 had moved to Arizona to start his music career. In January 2001, Guitarist Magazine named Carvin Jones “one of the top 50 blues guitarists of all time!” Carvin Endorses Fender Guitars and Amplifiers.
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